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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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Unfortunately I don't think this is only in Japan... Eyes


It is regrettable. Sad

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Well, it's been here like that till the beginning of the 20th century I think. Since then it's more or less equal here.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Males are cannot take holiday easily for their family.
Make tea is female's work in the company.
When female advises, male's boss is feeling bad.
Middle-aged male employees call by female employees "girls".
There are many such companies in our country.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I heard yesterday.

Japanese language has 1945 kanjis Commonly used.
But Japanese sounds are 108.
English is 26 Alphabets , but sounds are many about 2000, I heard.
I heard that Japanese is a visual language and English is a hearing language ,
visual language uses left side brain, and hearing language uses right side brain.

Therefore may be Japanese people poor at talking than in English reading and writing.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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I heard yesterday.

Japanese language has 1945 kanjis Commonly used.
But Japanese sounds are 108.
English is 26 Alphabets , but sounds are many about 2000, I heard.
I heard that Japanese is a visual language and English is a hearing language ,
visual language uses left side brain, and hearing language uses right side brain.

Therefore may be Japanese people poor at talking than in English reading and writing.

...and English people may be quite embarrassed with kanji. (Well, me too...) Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:36 am    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

There are many kanji that "can read but can't write." Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:27 am    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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I use "Ko n ni chi ha" in a casual place,
are "Do mo-" "Maido Very Happy".

(BTW jicco How about you? Wink)

Konnichiwa!
Excuse me, I have been busy since for the last few days.

I usually use "Konnichiwa" and "Doumo".
When I meet friends after a long time, I use "Hisashiburi!" Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture top Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

(Offen gesagt, ich könnte nicht so gut auch Deutsch. Aber bemühe ich mich. Wink )

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese cul Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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I use "Ko n ni chi ha" in a casual place,
are "Do mo-" "Maido Very Happy".

(BTW jicco How about you? Wink)

Konnichiwa!
Excuse me, I have been busy since for the last few days.

I usually use "Konnichiwa" and "Doumo".
When I meet friends after a long time, I use "Hisashiburi!" Smile


"Hisashiburi"="Long time no see"
at that time , I use "O hi sa!" Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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There are many kanji that "can read but can't write." Sad

Same here ! Smile

I asked once my Japanese teacher (who IS Japanese) how to write "himitsu" and he couldn't remember !

But the most embarrassing is "have been known but forgotten". This is only for French people. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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Same here ! Smile

I asked once my Japanese teacher (who IS Japanese) how to write "himitsu" and he couldn't remember !

But the most embarrassing is "have been known but forgotten". This is only for French people. Very Happy


I can write "himitsu" ! Very Happy
Can I become a teacher? Wink

"have been known but forgotten".

Why only French people? Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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I can write "himitsu" ! Very Happy
Can I become a teacher? Wink

I can too ! Very Happy
Because "Sore wa himitsu desu" is the favorite phrase of a guy from an anime (Slayers), and one of my friends love this guy. It's also my favorite anime but I hate this character and sometimes we have fun with that... the thing that angries her most is when I say "do you think someone who can only say "it's a secret" is intelligent?" Tongue

Besides, this character is named Xelloss, but Japanese katakana is Zerosu and I told my friend that his name is the plural of Zero, another proof he isn't smart at all. Laughing

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"have been known but forgotten".

Why only French people? Confused

I mean than I also forget the meaning and pronounciation of kanji. I've got a very bad memory... but I don't think this can happen to Japanese people, isn't it? Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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I mean than I also forget the meaning and pronounciation of kanji. I've got a very bad memory... but I don't think this can happen to Japanese people, isn't it? Wink


Well
Many cases it will happen to us forget how to write a Kanji.
But probably we remember meaning and pronunciation in many of kanji. Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

BTW Kaoru, have you seen Battle Royale? Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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BTW Kaoru, have you seen Battle Royale? Wink


Yes , But "BT one" ,
I have not seen BT two yet.

BTW
Today I saw Zatouichi.
Takeshi Kitano's movie. Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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Yes , But "BT one" ,
I have not seen BT two yet.

So it was already released?
I can't wait to see it! Wink

Also the manga of Battle Royale has just been released here, but I didn't see it at the bookshop... Sad

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BTW
Today I saw Zatouichi.
Takeshi Kitano's movie. Wink

I don't know this movie, but I like Kitano. Very Happy
What is it about?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I think his main work is Comedian! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

@Angel_of_Death

Sorry ! I made mistake...

It is BR if Battle Royale is omitted.
(Not BT Sad )

But I think , you already understood. Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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"Zatouichi" is story of old Japanese.
It so Samurai movie.

Takeshi's Zarouishi is remake movie.
Old one is "Shintaro Katsu" performed.
This movie is his masterpiece.
If you ask to Japanese people which "Who is Zatouichi's actor?"
many people maybe say "Shintato Katsu".

Zatouishi is blind.
His job (On the surface) is a masseur.
But he is the strongest swordsman.
The sword is hidden in his cane.
His style is "Iai".
Iai is very speedy motion.
If he extracts a sword, it will mean death.

I think Zatouichi is the man of justice.

Takeshi Kitano has many work ,
I think his main work is Comedian! Very Happy

Yup, a samurai movie ! Very Happy
I have to see it...

I read in the newspapers that this movie recently obtained an award in Italy. So it's surely great.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

This is new samurai movie in Takeshi's world ! Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2003 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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jicco wrote:Thank you!

I'm studying German now.
And 10 years ago I was studying English.(Almost It forgotten.Sad)
I can understand German better than English now.
Perhaps I seek help from you. Thank you once agein. Smile
(Offen gesagt, ich könnte nicht so gut auch Deutsch. Aber bemühe ich mich. Wink )


Hm, I cannot imagine how German could be easier than Englisch Wink For me it's almost the other way around although I don't speak English as fluently as German (well, almost). But well, if I can help you with something, no problem Smile (Aber okay, wenn du was Japanisches auf Deutsch erklären willst, und ich das dann auf Englisch übersetze....wieso eigentlich nicht? Hört sich lustig an!)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Japan has "Year animal sign" like Chinese.

They are 12 signs.
The name is "Eto"

"Nezumi" Rat
"Ushi" Cow/Bull
"Tora" Tiger
"U (Usagi)" Rabbit
"Tatsu" Dragon
"Mi (Hebi)" Snake
"Uma" Horse
"Hitsuji" Sheep
"Saru" Monkey
"Tori" Hen/Cock
"Inu" Dog
"Inoshishi" Wild boar

This year is "Hitsuji"(Sheep).

I will search of detail which this tale and write soon. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:14 am    Post subject: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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Japan has "Year animal sign" like Chinese.

They are 12 signs.
The name is "Eto"

"Nezumi" Rat
"Ushi" Cow/Bull
"Tora" Tiger
"U (Usagi)" Rabbit
"Tatsu" Dragon
"Mi (Hebi)" Snake
"Uma" Horse
"Hitsuji" Sheep
"Saru" Monkey
"Tori" Hen/Cock
"Inu" Dog
"Inoshishi" Wild boar

This year is "Hitsuji"(Sheep).

I will search of detail which this tale and write soon. Wink


I´m waiting! Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:24 am    Post subject: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

It is later...Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

If I give you my birthdate, could you tell me which kind I am? Smile

I know I'm pig (1983/03/25) in Chinese horoscope. I'm not very happy about that, pigs are so ugly and dumb... (and besides, they stink.) Buh

I wish I had been a dragon! Evil

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:10 am    Post subject: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I think they are partial that are different.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Kaoru, do you know anybody, who practises aikido in Japan?
you see, I've been practising it for 2 years now, and I'd like to know more about the code, habits and ways in which is it practised in Japan (it was created there by Morihei Ueshiba)
about things like Uchideshis and stuff..Could you help me?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

(Amenotakemusujuku Aikido Dojo)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

btw I was wondering, how do you say "regret" (noun & verb) in Japanese? (I think I know, but I'm reaaaally not sure at all...) Eyes
This is for the title of a midi I composed recently.

OFF-TOPIC: We're really proud to have you here Kaoru! Japanese people are so rare in english forums. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese culture topic Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

@kaoru: Wow! This is so interesting!! I´ll investigate more about it!! But tell me my sign if you can, please. My birthdate is 31/10/1984...



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